Welcome to iGarden

Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

See my latest blog

"Annual delights"

Spring annuals bring colour and interest.

Spring annuals were of the first types of plants I was ever aware of as a child in the 1960s. In those days, most gardeners seemed to grow them and I recall ours being raised from seed in flat wooden boxes kept on the corrugated iron platform covering our firewood pile. The boxes were covered with pieces of masonite and I remember my father carefully lifting these lids up every evening when he came home from work to inspect whether the seedlings had come up. Our spring garden seemed to be ful ... Read On »

August in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

For me, August is one of the busiest months of the gardening year. Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Flowering annuals, bulbs and vegetables need to be kept well watered and fed with soluble fertiliser to keep them growing well. If you grow Fuchsia, you can start to feed these with a nitrogen-rich soluble fertiliser now too, and continue this every fortnight until October, when a flower-promoting food can be begun.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 278 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
See all my Plant Descriptions »

My eBooks (PDF)

Nearby Open Gardens and Gardening Events

Events in your area provided from My Open Garden website.

Sorry - we can't display nearby Open Gardens and Gardening Events for you because we don't know your postcode. Please Sign-in.

Register / Sign-In


Forgotten Password?

Free Member registration

Why not become an iGarden Club member? It's free, there are no strings attached, and it will help you to get more out of the site.
All I ask for is your first name, email address and postcode. It couldn't be simpler.
Then you can leave comments on articles, see special local information based on your postcode area and receive email alerts as I publish new blogs if you wish.

Register Now